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the Iraq what?

From Dexter Filkins’s review of Thomas E Ricks’s The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008. That an undertaking as momentous and as costly as America’s war in Iraq could vanish so quickly from the … Continue reading

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political browsing

I think that this sounds more interesting than it is… but still, it’s interesting! Daring Fireball “Also interesting: a poll commissioned by his campaign just before the election last year showed an incredibly strong correlation based on browser usage. IE … Continue reading

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News flash: In most companies, it’s harder for women | IT Leadership | TechRepublic.com

Hear, hear (or is it, “Here, here” — smile) News flash: In most companies, it’s harder for women | IT Leadership | TechRepublic.com “Across the industrial spectrum, in organizations both small and large, we need more women leaders. The evidence … Continue reading

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Survey: Support for terror suspect torture differs among the faithful – CNN.com

Survey: Support for terror suspect torture differs among the faithful – CNN.com “WASHINGTON (CNN) — The more often Americans go to church, the more likely they are to support the torture of suspected terrorists, according to a new survey.” Oh … Continue reading

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so torqued up

A conversation in pictures It’s funny to me how people get so torqued up over IP stuff when nobody cares what they’re doing. John Gruber or Merlin Mann

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Who will hold them accountable?

That my government did this sickens me. Red Cross: Torture Committed At CIA Sites – CBS News “The United States engaged in acts of torture and ‘cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment’ upon prisoners held at secret detention sites operated by … Continue reading

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It’s about time!

I hope that we manage to follow through: climate change envoy vows ‘dramatic diplomacy’ “‘The time for denial, delay and dispute is over. The time for the United States to take up its rightful place at the negotiating table is … Continue reading

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Eschaton – don’t be bipartisan

Eschaton “With bipartisanship you’ll not only get a compromise that sucks, when it’s time to throw the bums out no one will be quite sure which party should be blamed. Then what new candidates do is just run against some … Continue reading

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Nice inaugural quotes from the BBC

I like FDR: BBC NEWS | Americas | US inaugurations: History in quotes “The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those … Continue reading

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Personally, I think he should stick to holes in teeth…

And leaves holes in theories to people who understand science… In Texas, a Line in the Curriculum Revives Evolution Debate – NYTimes.com “The chairman of the board, Dr. Don McLeroy, a dentist, pushed in 2003 for a more skeptical version … Continue reading

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